NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is one of only 21 CCGs in the country to be rated as an ‘outstanding’ for leadership and financial performance under NHS England’s annual assessment scores published today.
The ‘outstanding’ overall rating relates to performance in 2016-17, and is recognition of the CCG’s dedication to improving health care for the people of Hull despite a challenging year.
All 209 CCGs in England are given an ‘Ofsted’ style rating according to whether they are a well led organisation, and also on their financial performance, delegated functions and planning.
Hull CCG was commended for both organisational and system leadership, in particular for its role in integrating health and social care and financial planning with Hull City Council. Key partnership projects include the new city-wide social prescribing service and Hull Integrated Care Centre. The CCG’s commitment to wide ranging engagement and involvement was also recognised, as well as the benefits people are experiencing from the CCG being a City of Culture Major Partner.
A number of improvements in local services across Hull include the development of new mental health rapid response and crisis services to reduce admission to acute hospital care, the new 24/7 urgent care centre and the continued improvement A&E performance. GP practices have been supported effectively by the CCG to come together in larger groupings to improve the quality of services and address workforce issues.
Emma Latimer said:
“We are delighted our work to commission and transform health services in Hull has been recognised in this way. Achieving the outstanding rating is a positive reflection across the whole health system, our wider public sector partners and people in the city.
“We know we still have much work to do to improve our cancer, dementia and mental health outcomes and we will be concentrating on these priorities this year. We have a relentless focus on creating a healthier city, and by working together and combining our resources we can make a difference.”
Partners who work with the CCG say:
“The Council is working increasingly closely with our CCG colleagues and this result shows how focused they are on providing our communities and patients with the best services possible and how, collectively, we can work together, with our other partners, to really improve the quality of life for people in the city.” Councillor Stephen Brady, Hull City Council.
“I never realised before meeting the NHS Hull CCG team that you were so supportive of communities, because I believed the NHS to be a purely clinical entity, but the many ways in which you support local organisations and individuals to improve people’s health in their localities and their homes has been a breath of fresh air. I’ve seen and experienced how your team is constantly looking to include people and communities in your work, and it is a pleasure working with you. You have welcomed us in as a community partner and it has had some very positive effects on our development.” Dave Edeson, Inspire Communities, Hull
“We have worked closely together to help build responsive local health care services and this is well-earned recognition for the work they do to help improve the quality of life for people in Hull.” Andrew Burnell, Group Chief Executive, City Health Care Partnership CIC.
“The CCG’s commitment to working with its public, private, voluntary and third sector partners is excellent. Our work together has made a big difference by improving healthcare for people throughout the city, some of whom are among the most vulnerable in the country. We’re looking forward to building on what we’ve already achieved so we can provide the outstanding services our communities and regulators expect and deserve.” Michele Moran, Chief Executive of Humber NHS Foundation Trust.
“Hull CCG is a key strategic partner for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, and I find them an extremely good organisation to work with. Fire and Rescue Service officers have worked full-time in Hull CCG and this is evidence of how important our relationship is. The outcomes that we have delivered together for the communities we both serve have been outstanding. We will continue to work together to deliver even more innovative solutions to the health and wellbeing issues in our area.” Chris Blacksell, Chief Fire Officer, Humberside Fire and Rescue Services
“The CCG’s rating of ‘Outstanding’ is a reflection of how well the team has worked with health and social care partners to deliver high quality care and improve wellbeing. We are pleased to have been able to play a part in this success, and in delivering improvements which are now having a positive impact on the lives of people across the city.” Chris Long, Chief Executive of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.“
The CCG provides exceptional leadership in driving a healthier Hull and we are very proud to work in partnership with this outstanding organisation. Well deserved!” Tim Wigglesworth, Chief Operations Officer at Hull Citycare, (CCG Estates Partner)
Emma Latimer concluded:
“I am extremely proud to be the Chief Officer of such an amazing organisation and I would like thank CCG staff for their dedicated hard work in achieving this. To be amongst the top performing CCGs in the country is great news for us, and for Hull!”
NHS Hull CCG is a clinically-led organisation, which brings together 40 local GP practices and other health professionals to plan and design services to meet local patients’ needs. Our GP practices serve a registered population of 295,374 across 23 wards. The CCG had an allocated budget of £397 million for 2016-17. More information at www.hullccg.nhs.uk
The results of the assessment are published online on the NHS England website Please see https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Annual-assessment-report-16-17.pdf